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Note to Self…
This is one of my favourite quotations by Maya Angelou who said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  This hangs above my desk in my office.  In addition to this, my dad always gave me three solid bits of advice- be kind to everyone, always respect the views of others and be a good listener. Both of these apply to everyone I come into contact with- students, staff, friends and family.  If I was to sum up the key values which are important to me in five words (which I was recently asked to do at interview) then they’d be humility, honesty, empathy, dignity and discretion.

Daddy's girl!
Daddy’s girl!
I am currently an Assistant Head Teacher in a secondary school in Gateshead. My desire to be a teacher stems back from as far as I can remember when I used to play at “schools” from a very young age and always insisted I had to be the teacher (my mum claims I’ve always been bossy) and in particular an English teacher because I loved learning my spellings and I never had my nose out of a book. My passion was further ignited by a very special teacher, John Grundy (yes the historical buildings guy from off the telly) and since then I’ve never looked back. I love to learn and I love to see the excitement from others when they also discover something new. I have aspirations to be a Head Teacher some day. Hopefully this blog will chart my journey to Headship…
My favourite English teacher- Mr Grundy
My favourite English teacher- Mr Grundy
Jane Hutchison (Soon to be Rayson) July 2015